Faculty Profile

Sandra Birchfield, Assistant Professor
Phone: 423.869.6374
Alt Phone: 276.393.5362
Office: Graduate Office, Business-Education Building

Education and Background

    Relevant experience:
    Principal, Wise Primary, 1998 – 2007

    Assistant Principal, Powell Valley Middle School, 1996 – 1998

    Guidance Counselor, Wise Primary, 1990 – 1996

    Director of Admissions and part time faculty, Clinch Valley College, 1981 – 1990

    Assistant Director of Admissions and part time faculty, Clinch Valley, 1980 – 1981

    Professional licenses and certifications:
    Postgraduate Professional License Effective July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2015

    Director of Instruction, Elementary School Counselor, Elementary School Principal, Instructional Supervisor, Kindergarten Elementary grades 1-7, Middle School Principal, and Division Superintendent License effective July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2015

Research and Teaching Areas

    American Foundations


    Structured Learning Environments

    Leadership and School Improvement

    School Finance

    School Law

    School Community Relations

Scholarly Highlights

    I am a member of N.A.E.S.P. (National Association of Elementary School Principals) and V.A.E.S.P. (Virginia Association for Elementary School Principals) but do not hold an office. I recently was notified that an article, that I had submitted to "Principal" Magazine will be published.

    In November 2011 I presented, to the chair of the department, a power point and notes on changing the name of EA&S 541 School Community Relations to meet NCATE Standard 4 dealing with diversity. The title of the course will be School Community Partnerships in a Diverse World.

    I presented two sessions “Unlocking Achievement: The Essential Keys to Leadership” Annual conference of the Southwest Virginia Leadership Conference for Public School Administrators, Abingdon, VA (Oct. 2011).

    I am currently working on the topic of "Diversity" to submit as a part of a text, that the Graduate Faculty of LMU is planning on publishing.